Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Performance
The School of Music and Dance has the largest full-time, in-residence music faculty on the West Coast north of Los Angeles. The school is grounded in the strength of the traditional canon and fosters the creation and performance of new work.
In addition to the Graduate School’s requirements for doctoral degrees, the School of Music and Dance has the following core and general requirements. For additional information, contact the music graduate office or consult the Info for Grad Students webpage.
At least one-half of the required credits must be in courses intended for graduate students only.
When a graduate student is required to enroll as a full-time graduate student (e.g., doctoral residency, graduate employee), the student may not use undergraduate credits as part of the required 9 graduate credits for full-time enrollment. However, undergraduate credits that exceed the 9 graduate credits are acceptable.
|MUS 611||Research Methods in Music||3|
|MUS 629||Repertoire and Analysis||3|
|MUE 641||College Music Teaching||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Music in the Middle Ages|
|Music in the Renaissance|
|Music in the Baroque Era|
|Music in the Classical Period|
|Music in the Romantic Era|
|Music in the 20th Century|
Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Performance
Options are available in bassoon, cello, clarinet, collaborative piano, data-driven instruments, euphonium, flute, horn, oboe, percussion, piano pedagogy and performance, solo piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin, and voice.
|Two or more seminars or courses in musicology-ethnomusicology or theory at the graduate level||6-8|
|MUE 639||Pedagogy and Practicum: [Topic]||3|
|MUP 765||Music Performance Studies: [Topic] (Performance Studies)||24|
|MUS 607||Seminar: [Topic] (DMA Thesis Organization)||1-5|
|MUS 650–652||Piano Literature 3||9|
|One of the following:||6-18|
|Research: [Topic] (Lecture, Document)|
DMA students may complete either option.
Summer sesión enrollment requires advisor's consent.
Piano students only.
Three public performances (subject to prerecital approval by faculty jury) on the University of Oregon campus, including one solo recital. For students in the piano performance and pedagogy option: three public performances (recital, one-hour public presentation, one-hour public master class).
In addition, students in the collaborative piano option must meet the following requirements:
Collaborative Piano Option
|MUS 555–556||Lyric Diction||6|
|MUS 567–568||Solo Vocal Music||6|
|MUS 575||History of Opera||4|
|MUS 691||Collegium Musicum (one term)||3|
|MUP 635||Music Performance Studies: [Topic] (Performance Studies: Harpsichord)||2|
|MUS 694||Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] (Chamber Ensemble) (3 terms) 2||3|
|Two art history courses 3||8|
Must be taken prior to Collegium Musicum (MUS 691).
Fulfills ensemble requirement.
Fulfills nonmusic courses.
Piano Performance and Pedagogy Option
|MUE 528||Music for Early Childhood||3|
|MUE 571||Piano Pedagogy I: Teaching Beginners||3|
|MUE 572||Piano Pedagogy II: Teaching Groups||2|
|MUE 573||Piano Pedagogy III: Teaching Intermediate Levels||2|
|MUE 639||Pedagogy and Practicum: [Topic] (Piano Pedagogy and Practicum II)||3|
|MUE 639||Pedagogy and Practicum: [Topic] (Piano Pedagogy and Practicum III)||3|
|MUE 647||Psychology of Music||3|
|MUE 563||Pedagogy Methods: Violin and Viola||2|
|MUE 564||Advanced Violin/Viola Pedagogy||2|
|MUE 565||Somatics for String Players||1|
Data-Driven Instruments Option
|MUS 550||Sensor Music||3|
|MUS 570||History of Electroacoustic Music||3|
|MUS 571||Musical Performance Networks||3|
General Degree Requirements
Other courses. Eight credits of nonmusic courses (excluding basic language courses taken to fulfill the language requirement) chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. Students in the PhD program in music education are exempt from this requirement.
Ensemble. Students in piano performance must enroll in three terms of piano accompaniment courses [The Collaborative Pianist (MUS 521), The Collaborative Pianist (MUS 522), The Collaborative Pianist (MUS 523)]. Students in music performance (collaborative piano option) must enroll in three terms of chamber ensemble accompaniment courses—Chamber Ensemble: [Topic] (MUS 694). Students in voice, wind, string, or percussion performance must enroll in three consecutive terms of band, chorus, or orchestra, and they must audition for ensemble placement before each fall term. Students in voice may substitute Opera Workshop (MUS 698) for chorus.
In making assignments, a faculty auditioning committee and the performance instructors give priority to the University Symphony Orchestra, University Singers, Chamber Choir, and Oregon Wind Ensemble. Assignments take into account the student's preference, level of ability, major performance medium, educational and musical needs, and the needs of the school's ensembles.
Language. PhD candidates, except those in music education, must demonstrate proficiency in a second and third language, usually chosen from French, German, and Italian. DMA candidates must demonstrate proficiency in a second language, usually French, German, or Italian. Students in voice must complete two years of college study in French, German, or Italian and one year of college study in each of the other two.